Thank you, Linda, for the welcome and suggestions on portion control for hospital foods. I will check out the Spark team for chair exercising. I have found the fitness videos for seated exercise and have done two of them so far. It feels good to be making efforts toward living healthy!
Edited by: KR2013 at: 6/8/2013 (13:15)
current weight: 118.0
Fitness Minutes: (106,221) Posts: 9,369 6/8/13 8:51 A
to Sparkpeople! Wow! You do a lot for someone confined to a wheelchair, that is fantastic! If you are wondering about chair exercising there is a whole Spark team devoted to it! Also some videos on site as well. The one thing about hospital food, its built in portion control -they sure don't give you a whole lot :P I am assuming you get to order from menus like they do here, so you have some control over what you get, but not a lot of choice. If its something not particularly healthy, just order a half portion. Something good, like fresh fruit, order extra. I have had some 35 surgeries, not all related to the RA, but have been dealing with RA since age 6 1/2 so have a lot of experience with it. I have five artificial joints at the present time. If you have any questions, just ask. I am really busy and type with only two usable fingers, but I will respond eventually. Check out the daily chatter to get regular feedback and support. They truly are a great bunch of women here! Wishing you all the best Hugs, Linda
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Fitness Minutes: (2,208) Posts: 5 6/7/13 2:37 P
A little about me: I enjoy shopping, fishing, gardening (potted plants and veggies), cooking/baking, singing at church, making jewelry and spending time with family. I was diagnosed with RAD in 1993 and have been using a wheelchair full-time for about 18 years. To date, I have had ten surgeries to correct the damage the RAD has done to my joints. Unfortunately, my bones were too soft at the time the majority of the surgeries were done, so few of them were beneficial. My last surgery was a total hip replacement (left) about 12 years ago. By the end of this month, I am hoping to be on my way to recovery from having my right hip replaced as well.
Losing weight and getting healthy will help me in many aspects. I am hoping to get some pointers on how to maintain my calorie intake (hospital and rehab food) after having my hip replaced. Any suggestions are welcome!
Edited by: KR2013 at: 6/7/2013 (14:39)
current weight: 118.0
Fitness Minutes: (59,551) Posts: 2,892 6/5/13 6:53 P
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